Reimbursement of Nonpublic Schools for the Cost of Certain Security Services
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules
On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted. The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program to reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring certain security services. By letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year. The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program. By letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) as the Law’s administering agency. Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program. These proposed rules:
- Set forth the criteria and process governing the selection of qualified providers of security services;
- Define the eligibility criteria applicable to nonpublic schools that seek to participate in the reimbursement program; and
- Establish a process for schools to obtain reimbursement for procuring security guard services.
DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 10-172(c) and 10-172(m) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.